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Wellness in Epilepsy Program: Book Club for Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center Patients

Wellness in Epilepsy Program: Book Club for Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center Patients

When: February 17

Time: 12 noon

As part of our Wellness Program, NEREG and MAESC will be launching an on-line epilepsy and seizure-themed Book Club this fall!  The plan is to read a book every three months, then “meet” online to talk about it: your impressions, opinions, critiques.  Books will be selected based on their relevance to epilepsy, such as books that have a fictional or non-fictional character with epilepsy.  The group will vote on the upcoming books to read. Our first book is The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman.  This book tells the true story of the clash between a small hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy.  This eye-opening tale raises interesting issues with respect to how seizures are viewed and treated in minority cultures, particularly with regard to the use of anti-epileptic medication.

Please email lmyers@epilepsygroup.com if you are interested in participating.

 


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